3:0 CDT: President Obama delivers remarks at The Delta Center, Milwaukee
CBS * CNN * Fox6
Greatest. Dress. Ever:
5:25 CDT: Delivers remarks at Washington Park, Dubuque
10:40 ET: Delivers remarks at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow (with Bill Clinton)
I think she’s got it!
And here is the explanation for that ‘retroactive retirement’ from Bain.
Wow, that is just weird.
Brilliant, DF, just brilliant!
I thought so too:)
Thank you Willard for eloquently describing why we should re-elect President Obama youtu.be/0vYJt1j5q3w cc @hardball_chris— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 03, 2012
Sorry, didn’t mean that the video was weird, I meant it was weird that Willard had said those things, which could be used to make a video supporting his opponent, without actually twisting their literal meaning.
Three days before the election, Vice President Joe Biden pegged his newest critique of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the semi-annual inconvenience of adjusting clocks for Daylight Savings Time, which occurs tonight.
“It’s Mitt Romney’s favorite time of the year — because he gets to turn the clock back!” Biden told a crowd of hundreds at a suburban Denver high school.
In his remarks, the vice president accused Romney of embracing social policies out of an earlier era, pointedly noting the GOP nominee’s voiced enthusiasm for “getting rid of” Planned Parenthood.
“With all the issues facing the country, Gov. Romney has focused on for the last three months [that] he’s going to get rid of Planned Parenthood” Biden said. “And by the way, he doesn’t even know he doesn’t control Planned Parenthood.”
“He should talk to Big Bird!” he added, referencing the scuffle over public broadcasting funding that broke out during one of the presidential debates.
(In context, Romney said last spring he was going to “get rid” of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, not get rid of the entity itself.)
Biden has two events scheduled in swing state Colorado Saturday. He will campaign Sunday in Ohio.
I haven’t read everything in the last few threads so sorry if it has been post….
Have you seen this wonderful video ?
Thanks LP08, I hadn’t seen it before.
This is beyond brilliant.
This is how EFFECTIVE govt is SUPPOSED to work!
At a news conference Saturday in Little Ferry, N.J., the state’s Gov. Chris Christie again praised the help he has received from President Obama in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
“I’m still very satisfied with the professional relationship I have with the President,” Christie said.
The governor said there were some things the federal government was initially slow to respond to this week. But after telling the President about them in a phone call, he said, federal officials called a short time later to take care of the issues.
When guys like Mourdock, Ryan & Akin put rapists before women, VOTING IS ESSENTIAL "REVENGE," Willard youtu.be/c_Es82leIkE cc @Cher— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 03, 2012
Really great video!
The greatest "October surprise" ever… http://t.co/zOjV2PjX— (@777MJJ) November 03, 2012
Yes Indeed, Mary J! This is a great tweet! Defeating the Kochs and other billionaires will be President Obama’s greatest accomplishment for the people of this country. We finally got a president who believes in us ordinary people and not in the moneyed interest intent on buying our government.
Joy Reid @TheReidReport
How ironic that after the single most obstructionist, divisive congress in recent history, the GOP’s closing argument is: bipartisanship.
Now – President Obama Rally In Wisconsin – Katy Perry singing Al Green:: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
LET’S JUST SAY IT: “THE REPUBLICANS ARE THE PROBLEM”
1) Worst. Congress. Ever. (Normam J. Ornstein, AEI and Thomas E. Mann, Brookings Institute)
2) Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
3) 14 Reasons Why This Is The Worst Congress Ever (With Charts)
Katy Perry is wearing a “FORWARD” dress!
I see it!
Romney speaks to, oh, about 25 people in Dubuque while Ann and NASCAR thing Richard Petty listen. #Inspiring http://t.co/c0XZE3h6— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 03, 2012
“NASCAR thing”—- hahahhahahhahahahahahahhahahhahahahahha!!! best descriptor evah!!!!
Lisa, the caption actually said “legend”. I LOLed.
Ann looks totally miserable!
Is this the best venue a presidential campaign could get?????
I think she’s wearing a borrowed coat.
Ann’s wearing her lovely stable coat to impress the people they hired to sit there and try not to gag, while Willard’s talking “Freedom.” And I gag.
It’s Katy Perry!
is it PBO and Clinton we are waiting for or just PBO?
Just PBO for this rally Lisa, Bill appears with him in Bristow later (10:40 ET)
ah! thanks, Chips!
CONSERVATIVES ON THE DYSFUNCTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
1) Bruce Bartlett (Conservative Economist) on Where the Right Went Wrong
2) Mike Lofgren (Former GOP Congressional Analyst ) on Dysfunction In Our Political Parties
3) David Stockman (Former Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan) on the Folly of Anti-Tax Crusades
Love your dress, Katy Perry! ustream.tv/cbsnews @katyperry #Obama2012 http://t.co/LYBDgykH— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 03, 2012
She’s just dreamy. I hope that schmuck John Mayer treats her right.
ugh!!! that’s who she’s dating? yuck, yuck, capital YUCK!!!!!!
Yeah, that’s who she’s dating. From one gonef (Mr. Brand) to another.
ugh!!! she deserves better than both of them.
Sometimes we can’t help but choose duds. It’s a temporary malfunction. Of course, my wife hit the jackpot with me. *smug grin*
“Of course, my wife hit the jackpot with me.”
That’s one of the things I love about you LL, your humility!
Katy is ROCKIN that dress. She has been phenomenal this campaign. I can’t wait to see the video of this event.
Donna, I was thinking I might get a similar dress, but I’d probably need these guys to get me out of it at night:
Chica, Chica, Chica play it safe and don’t take the plundge. We’ll just admire it on Katy from afar cause we need you around to keep this site going over the next 72 hours. No time for emergencies I tell ya!!!
Oh, okay then Donna, I’ll resist …. but can I try it on on Wednesday morning?
YES YOU CAN and I will hold down the fort until they revive you!
I disagree with my heroin Donna Dem! I say take the plunge and join Katy! As the saying goes: “No pain No Gain!” We’ve got enough trained people on this site (including Dr. Bob) who will promptly come to assist you in case of emergency. That Katy dress sends a very dramatic message in support of our Great President.
From Evan Sutton: “Must be a lot of people using the call tool. No calls available in VA, FL, NC, OH, IA, NV, CO, according to dashboard.”
Keep it up! Pummel Mitt back to the dark ages where he lives and thinks already anyway.
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Laura Poyneer Here’s a tool that lets you make calls for Democratic House candidates in various parts of the country: http://democracyforamerica.com/activities/826/?t=fb1
DFA Dialer 2012
I just signed up to make calls with the DFA Dialer to elect progressives to Congress. Sign up and join me today.
I’ll be honest I haven’t worked as hard for the President this election as I did in 2008- not for lack of wanting too… in 08 I knocked on a lot of doors in ND.. this year I’ve only been able to donate bits of money because of my personal goings on… but I do talk to everyone I come in contact with. Today it was my garbage collectors.. they told me they have tuesday off for voting- they’re union (I love that) one of them had already voted early & the other is set to vote tuesday.. both of course for Obama you know I asked.
Have I mentioned that I love Baltimore?? Not quite in love with my house as of yet… but working on that
every bit counts, sherijr!!!! you make a difference with everything you do!!!!
thanks Lisa… I have talked to a LOT of repair people these past 3 weeks all POTUS supporters, I’m happy to say.
Sheri – we each do all we can. You’re making a difference with every one of those conversations and with what you donate. Thank you!!!
Chips, everyone – CNN is streaming now for PBO in WI …
thank you Bob.. I appreciate everything that you’re doing, thank you so much.
Sherijr, welcome to Baltimore.
thank you Sonjia, I’m really glad to be here
You know Sherijr, just talking to people you come into contact with is just as important as knocking on doors or making a phone call. I’ve been talking to young people at my school. Frankly I’ve been impressed by how many of them are very much tuned into voting. Last week, this young man who is in the marines and is stationed here in San Diego told me that he was on his way to mail his absentee ballot to Florida and that he voted for the President. He also told me that, contrary to what we hear from the media, President Obama has strong support from young people who are still on active duty in the military. He is from Pensacola, FL and he is convinced that President Obama will win Florida.
Yay nath, good on you… so glad to hear the younger generation of soldiers are wising up & voting democratic., When I served many years ago, we all voted for democrats. And I too believe that we will win Florida.
well, it appears that there has been no mass exodus after Katy’s performance. hmmmmmm……..
Interesting contrast: the lame Kid Rock performs & folk leave before Mitt speaks. The talented Katy Perry performs & everyone awaits PBO.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 03, 2012
Kid Rock never had a ounce of talent as far as I am concern.
I am going out on a ledge here and saying Katy Perry is Fine. Indeed!
Streaming has started at CNN:
New OFA ad quotes Robney: Who let the Dogs out-
Who, who, who, who, who…
Where was FLOTUS at today? I missed her and dam am I piss. You know I love FLOTUS.
she just had an event in Ohio. she was AWESOME!!!!! she was Michelle Obama UNLEASHED!!!
lisa, I am so sorry I missed her.
You know what infuriates me about Kid Rock? He basically started out as a white rapper, a la Eminem. His early music—which he still plays—was influenced heavily by hip hop. Now, the entire world raps, but obviously rap started across the river from me in the South Bronx in the AA community. So, he appropriated a product of black culture, made a killing off of it, and is now supporting a party that sees that culture as alien and worthy of suppression. Fucking scumbag.
True, LL. But my take is he was one of those who could never really cut it. I believe he’s got few wounds from not being accepted by “those people.” Never mind Eminem was. I remember Kid Rock being dissed as mediocre wannabe rapper. Then he changed his music, went country rock and also put on that genre’s political leanings.
And he used to hang with Britney Spears. That’s what hurts the most, from my perspective.
Wasn’t he marry to Pamela Anderson too?
Any way who gives a darn, “F” Kid Rock .
Eminem had talent, Kid Rock never did.
Taking a break from canvassing and making GOTV calls. Floridians are so hilarious. It’s been so much fun making calls into Florida. A lot of them have early voted and they’re so excited. I got a guy who told me that hell yes he’s voting for Pres. Obama because America needs Romney like a hole in the head. I cracked up super hard. I’ve gotten some old people who are pumped up for Pres. Obama. They are so mad at Romney because they feel that he treats them as though they’re stupid. They’re mad that he picked Paul Ryan which automatically threatens their Medicare and they’re mad that one minute he says something, then he takes it back, then he says another thing. They feel he doesn’t stand for anything and just kowtows to the extreme rightwing of his party.
I got a woman who said she is staunch Pres. Obama and that her husband is undecided but leaning Obama. I volunteered to talk with him but she was like oh honey don’t you worry. I’m dragging his ass to the poll on tuesday and he is voting for Pres. Obama. I’m not going to allow him to mess with our future and our children’s future. I got another woman who said she’s voted and her husband’s voted and she dragged her two sons to the polls and they voted for Pres. Obama too. She was hilarious. I got a guy who said he made sure everyone in his house voted early. He said they all didn’t care that the lines were long. Anything to reelect Pres. Obama. They were all clued in on the issues and a lot of them are mad at how despicably Pres. Obama has been treated by the rightwing so they don’t care if they have to wait in line for 4 hours.
I also got college kids who were like hell yeah we’re voting for Pres. Obama. We can’t stand that lying Romney. He’s a snake! I got a few republicans who obviously voted for Romney, but were too ashamed to say that they voted for him. They would just get very huffy and snippy and say yes they’ve voted but wouldn’t mention his name.
Pres. Obama’s supporters are proud to say they’ve voted for him or are voting for him on Tuesday. It’s fantastic. At my volunteering location we have all sorts of people. People of different ages, races, and genders. It’s soooooo much fun. Everyone is so clued in. The old ladies around me are so sweet. They all watch MSNBC – Rev. Al, Martin Bashir, Maddow, etc. They watch Real Time with Bill Maher and loooooove his salty language. They also know about Nate Silver’s 538 blog. They are so clued IN.
They’re all confident that Pres. Obama will WIN. They despise Donald Trump, Romney, and the GOP. They’re all telling me, yes we watch the pundits but we KNOW we’re going to win all the battleground states. These pundits all just want a horserace so they’re hyping it up. Pres. Obama is going to WIN. They’re soooo sweet and soooo hilarious.
Back to making more GOTV calls. See you later TOD!
Great Report and Great job!!
You’re an inspiration UT, thank you for this!
Ha! I love it.
Thanks for sharing and for all your hard work, ut
Great job, UT! Thanks…and we all love your marvelous summaries!!
ohhh ut your rundown on your co-supporters & your Florida call brought very happy tears to my eyes~ thank you so much for all that you’re doing!!
wow! i feel like i’m right there with you! what amazing and essential work you’re doing, ut! thank you from a grateful nation!
As always, thanks, UT, for the great job you are doing both GOTV and keeping us informed. I truly love and appreciate your tweets as well as your commentaries. With wise young people like you, this country’s future is in great hands.
That was so awesome. So, so awesome
He’s simply amazing. He needs to fly over New York and give Bloomberg a couple of pointers, though…
@HuffPostPol BURIES MAJOR OHIO VOTE RIGGING STORY: As Ohio Faces Vote-Rigging Lawsuit, Are Election Officials Ready? huff.to/QZZDRf— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) November 03, 2012
The line is still 500 deep at the Clearwater Courthouse, for early voting. I understand it’s been that way since 6 this Morning.
Lots of signs and volunteers, Robney people Too.
This Robney supporter with the Bullhorn is going to get a fistful, in about 1 minute.
“This Robney supporter with the Bullhorn is going to get a fistful, in about 1 minute.”
Don’t do it Jovie!!!
(Oh, go on then!)
Why don’t someone from the Board of Election have that crazy ass Romney supporter with that bull horn remove? Call the police.
What that person is doing is illegal, btw …. but, please don’t smack’um
Isn’t that bull horn a type of voter intimidation? Is he allowed to do that? I thought it was illegal?
It’s called electioneering, campaigning close to a polling place. If he’s sufficiently far away from the polling place, it’s not illegal (although it’s no doubt quite obnoxious).
Thanks for explaining. Hopefully, those who are willing to stand in line for several hours won’t be swayed by such nonsense.
No one’s home in Milwaukee (or vicinity) right now. Hope that means they’re at the Obama rally—–and not just at Target, or something. All contacts till now are Obama voters who all know how important it is that they show up to vote—–and I made that abundantly clear also. Only one “real low info” voter who said he thought he was going to vote for Willard (from Waukesha, not surprisingly). I think I may have scared him straight tho. My loud “YIKES!” response got his attention right off the bat.
That’s delightful. It’s so cool that many of the actors/actresses that I love for their work are also Democrats.
Hello all. Great to hear all about the GOTV reports.
Anyone got anymore info about this?
scaring the shit out of me->“@thinkprogress: Last-minute Ohio directive could trash legal votes and swing the election thkpr.gs/SIjpD5”— SportsGirl101 (@Arianna8927) November 03, 2012
Is OH one of the 23 states to which the DoJ has sent election observers? I bet it is.
Yes, they are on the case. I happen to think this is a bit of fear mongering and over reaction. PBO’s people are on the case.
As I just told my worrywart Obot friend/patron, does he really think that the team that got the first black man elected President — as well as PBO himself — aren’t acutely aware of all the pitfalls? Lawyers are at the ready, set to jet off and slap these bastards with court orders should they try anything.
Exactly, LL. PBO got this.
I’m really sorry that I’m such an amateur .. feel stupid now, after reading all your comments. But that’s okay .. I’d rather feel stupid than have a big lump in my throat… Thank you for teaching me well, for all you do and …. for putting up with the me ! Chips, I love TOD and feel very lucky to be here – merci mille fois ! Good night, everyone.
Did you send this along to Axlerod and Messina? I have a feeling they’re up on it, but it strengthens them to know others know too. I know the Obama campaign has their lawyers ALL over Ohio and other DOJ reps will be monitoring this election there. SOS Husted cannot hide this time. In 2000 we were not ready, this year I think we are.
You’re right, that is frightening. To destroy people’s votes is criminal. I’ve wondered for two weeks where are these ballots being kept?
I read recently the number of lawyers and DOJ observers being sent just to Ohio…..don’t remember how many, but the number is substantial. The Obama campaign is well aware of what’s happening there! And Ed Schultz and Rev. Al has been all over this situation. The more attention, the better. Republicans are used to operating in the dark. We have shone a big light on to their nefarious activities this year! Like cockroaches, they will be scurrying.
His speech was so outstanding, he left nothing out and the crowd was right there with him.
OK, all my Wi. callees are indeed at the Obama rally——20,000!
20,000 turn out for @BarackObama in Milwaukee. Or as @MittRomney would say, 40,000. http://t.co/Yim2hndf #forward— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) November 03, 2012
hahahhahahahhahhahahhahahahhhahahahahahahahhaha!!! I’m laughing because it’s true!
I love that Liz Smith is getting even sharper and wittier in her comments in this 10th hour before election day. She’s hilarious.
I’m just checking in today to tell you that I spent my birthday (hint, hint ) today canvassing in Appleton WI with my brother. We are going out tomorrow morning again. It was great – lots of enthusiasm and I got three new registrations! Our purpose was solely to make sure the registered Dems on our list had decided when they were voting on Tuesday. So these 3 were people in the house who weren’t on our list who wanted to vote for the president.
It’s so fun to share this experience with my brother – his wife is a big supporter but would rather do it financially then canvass.
Here’s some good news on Colorado early voting I just read on Twitter:
67.7% of Colorado vote already in. So far, Dems have held their own. cabpolitical.com/2012/11/03/dem…— Joseph M. Cabosky (@CabPolitical) November 03, 2012
Happy Birthday forus~ so glad you’re having a good day & thank you and your brother for cavassing.
Happy Birthday forus.
Foooooooooooooorus, happy birthday!!!! And what a wonderful day to spend the day, you are the BEST!!
Thank you Chipsticks! OMG my first presidential birthday cupcake. He seems to be enjoying my being one year older a lot more than me! Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes and for all YOUR work – we are going to do this!
Oh YES WE ARE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a BIG WAY!
Happy Bday, forus! Thanks for spending your Big Day in such a noble pursuit!
what a happy way to remember your birthday, forus! this is the year you helped elect the best president ever! enjoy!
Happy Birthday, forus50!! What a great day and a great way to spend your day!
Happy Birthday Forus50 and thank you for canvassing today!
Happy Birthday and thank you for spending it doing good for America!!!
Happy Birthday, Forus50!! What a great gift to give to your country and the President.:)
Happy birthday, forus50!
Happy Birthday, hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!!
Happy Birthday Forus50!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything you are doing.
Happy Birthday forus 50! I hope you a little time out to enjoy your birthday. Thank you so much for your hard work in the campaign to re-elect President Obama. Your hard worker inspires many of us.
meant to say: “you were able to take a little time-out to enjoy your birthday.”
OFA is packed today. We have about 80 computer stations to make calls in the “main room” and they were all taken. We have two large extra rooms for phonebanking using call sheets and people were sitting on the floor because every corner in that office was taken. Food was being delivered by the boatloads. I’m told that a large group of canvassers went out to Va at 8:00 and as I was arriving another group left the office headed for Northern Virginia. I swear there had to be well over 300 people in that office today. I’m exhausted. Our office has made over 5500 calls today and counting. The work these volunteers do day-in-and-day-out is nothing short of commendable. Students that have taken the semester off to volunteer for PBO. Seniors that normally volunteer with some really great non-profit organizations have suspended their assistance to donate their full time to the re-election of President Obama. Homemakers and retirees that commit ALL of their time to OFA and those of us that just do what we can when we can. These are some of the most generous, heartwarming, dedicated people that you will ever encounter.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared this experience with many of them. I guess I’m feeling a little nostalgic today.
Now I must go eat because pizza and subs are not part of my daily diet. Salad with honey glazed grilled chicken….yummmmm!!!
Thank you for your good work. Oregon is a pretty solid blue state so we don’t see any of that excellent activity. It’s focused on the swing states like VA.
I’m in solid blue Maryland but we are working like crazy to keep our neighbors in the state of Virginia blue on Tuesday.
thanks for putting us there with you, donnadem! i’m feeling nostalgic today, too. i think we’re all realizing this amazing time in our lives is wrapping up. and when it’s over, and our wonderful president is on that stage, re-elected and proud of us all, we’ll be glowing and joyful and relieved and…….
maybe i’ve been seeing the election as the end point of this big push. but our president will continue to need our support for his policies. the organizations that have arisen to elect him can help him get the work done after the election, too. he’ll need us, and we’ll need each other.
so i salute you and all those fine people who are crowding the ofa to bring this win home, and i feel the fresh breeze of the next four years stirring, with all of us still engaged, still believing, still getting his back. aloha oe~
Indeed – it’s definitely not the end of the big push. The fiscal cliff battle will begin on Wednesday, I’m sure – with these GOP corpses passing themselves off as members of the US Congress. For now, we stay focused on Tuesday, then we rest (after celebrating) and roll up our sleeves for the next battle.
My house is a staging location here in Chesapeake VA. I’ve had about 20 people from MD come through here today to pick up walk packets to canvass. They are so excited and enthusiastic. Its good to see them knocking on doors for PBO!
Yahhh Wanda!!! You know DC, MD and VA (aka DMV) are all in this together.
Thanks so much for using your home as a staging area. YES WE WILL WIN!!!
good morning chips and tods! what a great day it is, and what a wonderful place to visit! this site is abuzz with joy and work and friendship and enthusiasm and WIN!!! i’m so grateful to be alive while this tremendous shift in our country is happening. thanks to you chips for keeping us together. and thanks always to our great president and first lady and to the wonderful bidens. we are truly blessed!
RT@kmthurman Early Vote in Hillsborough County Update: Nearly 20K already voted today and Dems have extended their turnout lead by 4K to 26K— Eric Jotkoff (@Eric_Jotkoff) November 03, 2012
Hello, Chipsters and TOD family – I am outraged, sick to my stomach .. have you seen this ????
“A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most critical state for both presidential campaigns and — with some polls showing a close race — the 11th-hour move could swing the entire election.
The directive, issued Friday, lays out the requirements for submitting a provisional ballot. The directive includes a form which puts the burden on the voter to correctly record the form of ID provided to election officials. Husted also instructed election officials that if the form is not filled out correctly by a voter, the ballot should not be counted.”
I can’t believe that this is happening ! So worried …
I’m certain that the DOJ is on this. The only thing better than that slimey cheating SOB getting found out…would be to see that slimey, lying SOB’s ass in jail.
Look,let’s not fear monger. The DOJ people are on the case, and an army of PBO lawyers have been sent to OH. They are appealing this decision, which was reversed by an appeals court. That said, the margin of victory will overcome these relatively small number of provisional ballots.
gitte, see some comments above. Yes, this is sickening, yes, I think it is criminal. But, I do not believe he can do this with impunity. The Obama campaign has its lawyers and DOJ people all over Ohio. Jon Husted has tried for two years now to invalidate people’s votes, and makeit almost impossible to vote. Four and eight years ago, these things happened in the dark. Today, the light is shining on him. Either the Obama campaign, or the ACLU, or someone who can, will deal with this legally. I suspect a federal judge will stop this action by Sunday or Monday.
This is not how democracy should work. I believe that if he tries to stop votes, the voter reaction will make Ohio’s campaign two years ago to stop the anti-union legislation look like child’s play.
sam wang at pec was asked about this in the comment stream there. his answer:
‘Ohio is the most-watched state election in the nation. Besides, Obama is sufficiently ahead that this would be unlikely to tip the balance by itself. ‘
YEP. Thank you susanne.
#TrustBarack – folks, that’s not just a slogan ….
Sorry, forgot to sign .. it’s me, Brigitte from France, worried sick …
Not to worry, Brigitte:) He’s got this:) Bill R is right!
I am probably close to my daily twitter tweet limit with this –
@Reuters BURIED MAJOR OHIO VOTE RIGGING STORY: As Ohio Faces Vote-Rigging Lawsuit, Are Election Officials Ready? huff.to/QZZDRf— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) November 03, 2012
From our Dashboard:
To: Interested Parties
From: Mitch Stewart, Jeremy Bird, Marlon Marshall
Re: Brick-By-Brick: Building a Ground Game for 270
This morning, as our volunteer Neighborhood Team Leaders opened 5,117 get-out-the-vote
(GOTV) staging locations in the battleground states that will decide this election, they began to
execute the final phase of a ground game unlike any American politics has ever seen. These
staging locations are even more localized versions of our field offices – set up in supporters’
homes, businesses or any area that can serve as a central hub for a team’s GOTV activities in the
From these hyper-local Obama hubs, volunteers have signed up for 698,799 shifts to get out the
vote over the final four days of this campaign, a number that grows by the minute as organizers
continue assigning supporters who have expressed an interest in volunteering. These volunteerled
GOTV staging locations embody what this campaign has been all about since we started
organizing for change in 2007. The Neighborhood Team Leaders who are running our get-outthe-
vote operation have been working in these neighborhoods for months, if not years.
Since we launched the re-election campaign in April 2011, those teams have been focused like a
laserbeam on three things: 1) expanding the electorate by registering new voters, 2) persuading
undecided voters, and then 3) turning out our supporters. On all three fronts, these volunteers
have blown away our most optimistic expectations.
Read the rest here:
I hope so, Desertflower …
Believe! These folks are so damn smart and on top of things…I trust them implicitly.
Fact RT @PeterHambyCNN Obama campaign says they have made 125,646,479 voter contacts this cycle. Team Romney has made 50 million.— Eric Jotkoff (@Eric_Jotkoff) November 03, 2012
Feel better, after reading everyone’s posts – thank you ! <3
thanks to chips–this is the greatest support system i’ve ever encountered!
Will Ferrell will do whatever it takes to get out the vote for @BarackObama—and we mean anything. OFA.BO/WillFerrell— Eric Jotkoff (@Eric_Jotkoff) November 03, 2012
LOL! This guy is funny.
I love Katy’s campaign dresses, I’ve seen her in a white one as well. I want one too!
She’s really cute, isn’t she? She has the perfect figure for those dresses—-not too skinny, just right. And even better—–giving her time and talent to help President Obama.
Last batch of calls—–almost everyone said “Of course!” when I asked if they’re voting for President Obama. Found one young Wi. guy in Vegas—–he said he made sure he voted for Obama before he left, he apologized for not being around to volunteer, but see, this opportunity arose for this little jaunt and…….he’s having a great time!— in case anyone’s wondering. (I wasn’t. I already knew.)
PEOPLE WHO LIKE GOVERNMENT RUN IT BETTER.
(HBO Real Time with Bill Maher 11/2/12)
Obama campaign says they've reached 125,646,479 voters in person or live call so far this cycle. That's 1/3rd of the country.— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) November 03, 2012
Thank you all who are doing this fine work!
Byron just had a moment of clarity! Lightbulb moment!
wow!!! this is a movement that is still growing, still gaining speed and power, still reaching out with hope and faith to make a difference in the world. our president is a great leader, not just as the chief executive, but as an agent of change for humanity.
PEC is back!! prediction: pbo 323 ev, robmey 215, probability 98-99.8% !!
thank you sam wang for keeping the polling a fact-based enterprise!
What was amk’s EC # for PBO? Seeming awful close to PEC predictions:)
hmmm–and he does like to quote pec a lot. maybe there’s an inside connection?
however, sam wang has promised to eat a bug if his predictions are not accurate. have we heard a similar offer from amk?
amk would eat a bug IF he could wash it down with his favorite beverage, if you know what I mean:)
I think amk has it pegged at 347.
Thanks, LL:) I knew that it was somewhere around there! He’s not that far off…..would he eat a bug if he was wrong?
yeah, and just so we’re clear—shrimp is not a bug!
helloooo? amk? oh, so NOW he’s sleeping!
No, but he might drink cheap wine.
I am with AMK in his prediction! I also believe that the President will once again win NE’s 2nd Congressional district. This will give him 348 EVs.
343 me thinks. Me, I’m satisfied with 300. Heck 270 is fine with me long as Willard loses.
I want a landslide victory for PBO. 370+. I don’t want this to be close. I want PBO and VP Biden to destroy RMoney and Lyin’ Ryan.
Public Confidence at all time high:
FACT: In CO, FL, IA, NC, and NV, 1.4 million non-midterm Dems have voted already, compared with just 840,000 non-midterm Republicans.— Eric Jotkoff (@Eric_Jotkoff) November 03, 2012
A Sea of Blue
President Obama in a sea of 20,000 blue supporters in Milwaukee, WI http://t.co/EsmRG61F— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) November 03, 2012
Yeah, fuck those regulations! They all make me physically ill.
Everyone need to chill out about rigging votes and other shenanigans supposedly going on, I’m going to put my trust in the guy that was cracking jokes the night before Osama bin Laden got his dome split.
excellent point. and they were really good jokes, too!
over and over and over-
Speaking Now: Vice President Joe Biden attends a grassroots event at Central High School in Pueblo, Colorado. – http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1
Stream, is up for President Obama rally in Dubuque, Iowa. – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Thank you JER!
Hug – then VOTE! (Milwaukee, Nov 3) vote.barackobama.com/en/ http://t.co/1EmJOukY— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 03, 2012
George Lucas to donate 4 billion if his Disney money to education.
That a wise decision on what to do with one’s money.
The money Romney’s Millionaires wasted on his failed campaign is so disgusting!
Apparently the Republicanfundraisers have used far less of the money for candidates than the Dems.
so true! i kept waiting (fool) for robmey to pull out his checkbook at one of his sandy campaign events. he wants to help the victims? just demonstrate to your rich friends how to write a big check to the red cross. but no, of course not. crappy back-of-the-cupboard canned goods and tired blankets.
http://t.co/evP7wWqQ— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) November 03, 2012
Great tweet, Mary Jones! It’s so sad that right wingers have programed many Americans to hate government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
Romney, contempt, and the electorate
By pm carpenter
I would, however, defend him to this extent: his contempt for the electorate is not entirely ill-founded or unwise. After all, he’s got nearly half of it rooting for a first-rate, bona-fide, shape-shifting snake-oil salesman.
And who’s to blame for that?
this is hilarious–lyin ryan’s leaked through friends that after robmey loses, he might just quit the house—because they basically don’t want a loser hanging around.
“They say that if he fails, Ryan’s instincts will be to return to the House — he is running for re-election to his House seat at the same time he’s Romney’s running mate — and resume his role as Budget Committee chairman… A return also would make Ryan a leading target for Democrats… That is why some of Ryan’s biggest boosters are considering whether it wouldn’t be better for Ryan to resign from the House. He could write a book — ‘saving America’ is a theme often bandied about — or teach at a university.”
Or star in an exercise show on cable.
I finally hit my twitter wall for the day with this story –
Thanks for all the RTs – if everyone is aware and screaming about it – hopefully all the GOP SOSs will be watched, and there will be a judge SOMEWHERE that demands some programmers audit THE DAMN “proprietary” code before Tuesday.
The more people who KNOW about this, the faster something is likely to happen.
Thanks everyone. Now GOTV!!!!
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